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Bad Panda is a free-download netlabel releasing a new Creative Commons licensed song every monday.

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i love music. i always will. it saved my life, and i bet i'm not the only one who can say that. what is called the music business today, however, is not the business of producing music. at some point it became the business of selling cds in plastic cases, and that business will soon be over. but that's not bad news for music, and it's certainly not bad news for musicians. indeed, with all the ways to reach an audience, there have never been more opportunities for artists. (david byrne)

the key word around here is -free-. 'nothing is free' you’ll say and you are absolutely right. you will have to pay something more valuable than money, you will have to pay Attention. basically, creating a net label is a new form of qualifying the music. there are so much talented persons and creative musicians worldwide these days that the standard music industry can't handle all of them, so part of them always supposed to be initially freely released. it’s just an example of the new musical culture.

music is about creative and passionate ideas. not product. (the free music movement)

a free culture has been our past, but it will only be our future if we change the path we are on right now. a free culture is not a culture without property; it is not a culture in which artists don’t get paid. a culture without property, or in which creators can’t get paid, is anarchy, not freedom. e can carry a free culture into the twenty-first century, without artists losing and without the potential of digital technology being destroyed. common sense must revolt. it must act to free culture. soon, if this potential is ever to be realized. (lawrence lessig)

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by Riding Alone For Thousands Of Miles
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Do you remember the Pink Elephants on Parade scene, from the 1941 Disney masterpiece, in which Dumbo, after accidentally becoming intoxicated, see pink elephants sing, dance, and play trumpets during a hallucination sequence? Yes, Dumbo gets mad! Dumbo Gets Mad is an italian psych-rock project. He released on July his debut song, Plumy Tale [mp3] that was the feel good hit of last summer around here. It was reviewed with a 9/10 by Mr. Anthony Fantano (aka The Needle Drop) and it came with an...
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Artist: The Underscore Orkestra Title: Balancing Act Catalogue n°: Bad Panda 009 Release date: 01.02.2010 The Underscore Orkestra is a Portland (Oregon) based band, playing a blend of Balkan, Klezmer, Gypsy Jazz and Swing, with a repertoire consisting of both original and traditional material from fast bulgars and melodious waltzes to odd meters and swinging rhythms. Their instrumentation includes violin, accordion, guitar, banjo, clarinet, horns, flute, harmonica, bass, vocals and percussion....
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Artist: CJ Lavoire Title: The First Of The Year Catalogue number: Bad Panda 002 Release date: 14.12.2009 Inspired and influenced by musicians like Jean Michelle Jarre, Air, Sigur Ros, Kraftwerk and Ennio Morricone, Cj (or Composer Jockey) Lavoire is the last project by Italian Valerio Franchi. As a child, Valerio had a classical education at the Saint Cecilia Conservatory, studying clarinet and obtaining a solfege degree and then developed a strong interest for choral music (Josquin Desprez)...
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by Anders Ilar
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by Green Like July
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by southern shores
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Artist: American Green Title: She Goes To France... Catalogue number: Bad Panda 004 Release date: 28.12.2009 American Green is the indietronica/post-rock project of japanese musician Takafumi Shirai. All his music is written and recorded in School Notebook Studio - his own bedroom. I am Takafumi Shirai at "AMERICAN GREEN". I was born in Fukuoka Japan on March 1985. AMERICAN GREEN is one of my favorite colors. This is my solo project. I started composing music with DAW from 2007. I...
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by Good Weather For An Airstrike
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The Good Weather For An Airstrike project was initially conceived at the beginning of 2009 to help Tom Honey (also of Post-Rock band Sleepless Dreams.) alleviate the issues caused by suffering from tinnitus, which causes a ringing sensation in the ear and can often result in difficulty sleeping. The idea was to create a collection of relaxing sounds which would help induce sleep.
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Beast, Please Be Still is a seven piece instrumental landscape from Seattle. A collection of emotive story-telling, the music of this collaborative sounds like an orchestra of beautiful, post-everything. Moments of tender sweetness lead to bone crushing sweetness.
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Artist: Boy Without God Title: City Kids Catalogue n°: Bad Panda 007 Release date: 18.01.2010 (artworks by Ty Williams, www.typaints.com) Boy Without God is the solo project of Boston native and multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Birnbaum, who at his young age has already passed through many musical outlets, from the violent power-electronics of Catholic Skin and the saxophone fronted spazz-rock of The Abraham Lincoln Brigade, to stints with Virgin Records new signing Eli Reed and blog-buzz...
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Frederik Teige is known for being a live-band member of superbe danish group Efterklang. He is a multi-instrumentalist (singer, guitar, sax, bass, etc) based in Copenhagen, Denmark and as a result has since 2007 toured all over Europe & North America. Between tour dates Frederik enlisted the help of some of his close musician friends from other bands in Denmark ( Howl Baby Howl, Peter Broderick, A Kid Hereafter, Chimes and Bells) and recorded his debut full length - 'Body God'. This is the...
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by Gareth Dickson
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Gareth Dickson is a Glasgow based musician who has been steadily working his way to the attention of the music community over the last few years. His music consists of solo acoustic guitar, often lightly processed with reverb and analogue delay, and vocals. In style it is influenced as much by Aphex Twin and Brian Eno as by acoustic guitarists such as Bert Jansch and Nick Drake. As well as writing and recording his own music for a number of labels, he has toured extensively playing guitar with...
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A band like Great Lake Swimmers shouldn't really need an introduction, but if you've never heard of them, here we are. The group has been recently honoured at the Juno Awards in the roots & traditional album of the year and at the Canadian Music Week in the best folk album. The band is built around the singer-songwriter Tony Dekker and their style has been compared to Red House Painters, Nick Drake, Iron & Wine and Neil Young, as well as Will Oldham and Sufjan Stevens. Dekker, shy and...
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by Foxes In Fiction
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by Louis Aguilar
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Artist: Louis Aguilar Title: Six Feet Under Catalogue number: Bad Panda 003 Release date: 21.12.2009 Louis Aguilar is a young musician from France. Born in 1990, he started playing music when he was just 7 and released his first self produced album at the age of 16. He already toured all around France, supporting artists as Moriarty, O'Folk Brothers, Micah P Hinson, Devendra Banhart and he's currently majoring in Art at the Missouri Valley College in order to become a tattoo artist. Likened to...
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Coming from Fukuoka and taking his name from a beautiful song by The New Year, end's not near is the mysterious project of the japanese producer morisun. Indian Summer has been already featured in the short film produced by Hitomi Moriwaki. You will find here: Japanese minimalism, clever sampling and a happy trumpet. Summer is near.
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by Jon Coyle
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Artist: Jon Coyle Title: Friends in a Circle Catalogue n: Bad Panda 008 Release date: 25.01.2010 Hailing from Philadelphia, Jon Coyle makes sounds with all sorts of things- piano, percussion, toy instruments, voice, and electronics are just a few. His music can at times be serene, reflective, earthy, screwy, or anything else, depending on who is listening. In 2009, he released Woods, a collection of instrumental songs peppered with sparse improv and ambient textures. Recently, he has taken to...
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by Desmond and the Tutus
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Formed December 2005, Desmond & The Tutus plays an infectiously awesome blend of Rock 'n Roll, Indie Kwela Pop and Genius. You will have fun or else you will die. Not because we're going to get all offended and poke your eyes out with sharp sticks or anything but rather because you'll be trampled to a bleeding pulp by all the happy dancers jumping around like little crazies. You'll dance. You'll cry. You'll eat. You'll touch yourself [maybe]. You'll cut your hair. And then you'll dance...
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Artist: A Weather Title: Giant Stairs Catalogue n: Bad Panda 013 Release date: 29.02.2010 Portland, Oregon-based A Weather are here for your listening pleasure. The indie-folk unit will release tomorrow, March 2, their forthcoming sophomore album Everyday Balloons, on Team Love Records (the label founded by Conor Oberst/Bright Eyes). "Giant Stairs" is their new single from the upcoming album and the hushed-pop of this track has all of the charm and soft arrangement that made their...
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by johnny hawaii
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by Johnny Hawaii
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by Friendly Foliage
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Friendly Foliage is the electronic project of Garrett Crosby, a 19 year old currently attending the University of Montevallo. He has been working on electronic music for only about two years, but has been playing guitar and piano since he was fourteen. His greatest influences are minimalist classical composers such as Steve Reich and Philip Glass, contemporary alternative acts such as Animal Collective and Radiohead, and other electronic musicians like Flying Lotus and Four Tet. Instruments...
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by Barzin
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Artist: Barzin Title: It's Come to This Catalogue n°: Bad Panda 005 Release date: 04.01.2010 Barzin has been compared to such artists as Sparklehorse, Low, Red House Painters and Bill Callahan and his last effort, "Notes to an Absent Lover", out on Monotreme Records, was acclaimed by Mojo, Uncut, and Q and ended up in many lists for the best albums of 2009. "It's Come To This" is a beautiful previously unreleased song and Barzin kindly decided to make it available to all,...
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by The Jakesperiment
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Artist: The Jakesperiment Title: Scwarz Catalogue n: Bad Panda 014 Release date: 08.03.2010 "The Jakesperiment is an easy, smooth listening of an 18 year chap by the name of old Dissa Kamajaya. With tons of influences that rises from Akira Kosemura, Kashiwa Daisuke and Takahiro Kido, The Jakesperiment experience most surely alter moment of stillness to adequate, and delightful listening flaws." - www.thesirenssound.com
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by Kira Kira
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Kira Kira either plays solo or with a cozy crew of 1-7 friends: Alex Somers on piano, glock and casio puppy. Eiríkur Orri Ãlafsson on trumpet and keyboard. Samuli Kosminen on percussion (dingalee dang). Pétur Hallgrímsson on lapsteel (skriðgítar) and ukulele. Kári Hólmar Ragnarsson on trombone and noises. Hilmar Jensson on guitar. Magnús Helgason on super 8 projector. Kira herself (Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir) sings and plays home made gadgets, laptop,...
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by errnois
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errnois is the solo project by Marcello Spolverato, filmmaker and video editor. He is 28 and he live in Padova, a little universitary town near Venice (Italy). Marcello studied Music, Art and Literature, with a degree thesis on contemporary music landscape, from classical music to post, electronic and glitch music. For many years He played bass in an indie rock band. He composes and performs music with the moniker errnois since 2008. He uses laptop (an old powerbook), field recordings and any...
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by Baby Jazz
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by 1-Speed Bike
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by Marco Mahler
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May day Revisited is a free one-off single from Swedish music producer Mojib (Staffan Ulmert). The track reconstructs the song May day, released in 2007 by UNKLE featuring The Duke Spirit. Using the vocals of Liela Moss the track is being mashed together with lo-fi indie act The Radio dept. Mojib then adds his own piano and acapella melodies. The result is a unique fusion of alternative indie, rock and electronica. Mayday Revisited is being distributed for free and was originally planned to be...
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by The Great Wilderness
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by Strayfolk
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This monday we're going to Sweden with Henrik Thoren and his group, Strayfolk. I would have never imagined to find a great swedish americana group, inspired by Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Hank Williams, Steve Earle, Woody Guthrie in the country-folk area. It really sounds great to our ears. The song released for Bad Panda has been a part of the live set for a few years and this recording features only a few members improvising an arrangement for a song that was then only a day old or so. Though...
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by Ergo Phizmiz
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by Symfoniorkestern
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by Growsound
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Artist: Growsound Title: Wet Highway Catalogue n°: Bad Panda 006 Release date: 11.01.2010 Home-made electronic music of 22 yr old John Lubushkin living in Santa Cruz, CA. Hip-hop/drum 'n' bass influenced beats with acoustic guitars and mellow synths. http://cllct.com/release/growsound http://www.myspace.com/growsoundz DISCOGRAPHY: Growsound (Cllct, 2009)
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by The Sleeping Sea
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Artist: The Sleeping Sea Title: Palms Catalogue n°: Bad Panda 010 Release date: 08.02.2010 "The Sleeping Sea does more than write songs, they orchestrate moods. Their music is at once playful and ethereal, childlike and melancholy. Reverberating harmonized falsettos blend seamlessly into a mix of bright staccato guitar playing, rich bass accompaniment and galloping drums. And while most bands are not comfortable playing outside of a certain dynamic range, the Sleeping Sea ebbs and flows...
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by Slutet
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Slutet have made themselves a name on the alternative rockscene with their unique combination of dreamlike soundlandscapes and funeralmoods which sometimes aches as much in the ears as in the heart.
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by Yawn
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Yawn, from Chicago, have just returned from a triumphant SXSW and they recently released their debut e.p. (free download!). Their music combines the right proportions of contagious world-influenced, tribal pop layered with rich harmonies, swirling samples and concussive rhythms. Bad Panda Records is releasing under Creative Commons licenses the upbeat and super catchy track 'Kind of Guy', that you definitely shouldn't miss, especially if Animal Collective, Vampire Weekend or Yeasayer are your...
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by Nic Bommarito
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